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Armageddon Bound (Demon Squad #1)

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Half-devil and miles from anything resembling heroic, perpetual underdog Frank “Triggaltheron” Trigg is the last man standing against Armageddon.

The favorite nephew of the Devil, Frank has led a troubled life, but he’d always had his uncle’s influence to fall back on. Now, with God and Lucifer coming to terms and leaving existence to fend for itself, his once exalted statu
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Paperback, 296 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Damnation Books (first published 2009)
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
EDIT 05/06/12: Stop by The Nocturnal Library to read a guest post by Tim Marquitz about my favorite underdog, Frank Trigg, and enter for a chance to win a paperback copy of Armageddon Bound (INT).

Sometime not too long ago, God and Lucifer sat down to talk and concluded that they’d had enough of the never-ending battle between Good and Evil. They decided to abandon ship altogether, and as they did, they left no instructions for either of their armies. With their disappearance, the supernatural
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seak
Oct 29, 2012 seak rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, ebooks-read
Awesome read. Like a hilarious Harry Dresden mixed with the movie Constantine. Review here

I first heard about Armageddon Bound by Tim Marquitz on SFFworld and through Fantasy Book Critic. Everything I read seemed to be really good and I have to say, I was not disappointed. I also happened to win an ebook copy from the author and then it was only a matter of time.

The cover threw me off at first glance; I both love it and think, is this Vice City or San Andreas. But really, you can't go wrong wi
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Jason
Feb 05, 2012 Jason rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
5 Stars

This book is simply too much fun for me to not give it full marks. It contains so much of my favorite things that I am having trouble as to where to begin. This is a very dark, dirty, and at times vulgar urban fantasy. This story is centered by a badass, very hard to kill antihero protagonist named Frank (Triggaltheron), who is a partial devil and he just happens to be the nephew of Lucifer himself. Oh did I mention that he was supposed to be the AntiChrist??? He works for the DRAC (Demon
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Mihir
Jan 13, 2010 Mihir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

"Armageddon Bound" with its alluring yet familiar book blurb and rather different cover does not do much to entice the reader. I almost gave this book a pass; however since I like urban fantasy the blurb had enough in it for me to give this book a go and boy, am I glad I did so!

The first chapter introduces us to the main character Frank Trigg who gets roughed around a bit thanks to the unknown whereabouts of his angelic cousin Scarlett. It's from here that we are introduced to the setting in whi
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Sarah
Armageddon Bound is fairly straightforward. The plot is quick and that quick pace serves to not only absorb the reader in the tale being told, but also keeps them from noticing some awkward dialogue. Armageddon Bound is a solid start to a series that is promising to be a lot of fun. I’m not exactly sure why this series hasn’t reached the heights of the Dresden Files. Marquitz sets the stage for an edgy and unique series packed full of action, with characters that are sure to make you laugh. Thou ...more
J.M.
Nov 14, 2012 J.M. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Richard Kadrey, Jim Butcher, the Foo Fighters, and fans of Mignola's Hellboy and B.P.R.D.
Recommended to J.M. by: Bastard
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Mihir wrote in a Goodreads review about ARMAGEDDON BOUND: "The best analogy I can come up with is Jim Butcher's Dresden files meets Charlie Huston's Joe Pitt series meets Steven Erikson's Bauchelain and Korbal Broach novellas."

That's pretty daggone accurate. Me? I read AB back-to-back with Richard Kadrey's KILL THE DEAD, and for anyone who has read one or the other, you'll pick up on a veritable ton of similarities. But I don't think either one of these guys has read the other. Marquitz and Kadr
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Melissa Hayden
Oct 02, 2011 Melissa Hayden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 rating
There are rumors there is another demon planning to rise to be the next Lucifer and to bring about Armageddon. Baalth is the demon this new power needs to overcome first and Frank, the DRAC, and Frank's Angel cousin Scarlett need to protect Baalth and stop this new threat to the world. The catch, Scarlett has been after Baalth for some time to stop his bad doings. Baalth isn't cooperating as willingly with Frank, without some deals. Oh, and Franks succubus ex-wife has returned to town
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Ryan Lawler
Apr 08, 2012 Ryan Lawler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recently I have been hearing a lot that the creative process is best defined as taking two established ideas and mixing them together in a way that feels familiar yet refreshing at the same time. As someone who struggled for a long time trying to be creative, stuck on the belief that can only be defined by original thought, this simple yet elegant definition really revolutionised the way I looked at creativity and is now creeping into the way I am reading and reviewing books. Armageddon Bound by ...more
Jagged
Feb 21, 2013 Jagged rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-have
"You killed Santa Claus"

This was hard to finish. I really couldn't get into it.
I hated Frank. Now, I am not a crazy fem-nazi by any means, but he had absolutely no respect for women--at all. After a while it got really old.
I wasn't offended by it or anything, it was just annoying.
He also took a lot of shit considering how cocky he was. I did enjoy that he took one hell of a beating throughout the book.

I laughed at Frank continuing his shootout with his head shot open. That was something new.

I g
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Courtney Schafer
If you're looking for a fun, fast-paced urban fantasy with plenty of demons, angels, and attitude, this is the book for you. (Fair warning: if you're not okay with a protagonist who pretty much has a nonstop porn movie going on in his head every time he interacts with a woman, you may want to steer clear. I wasn't too bothered because despite the constant lewd thoughts, Trigg doesn't condescend to the female characters or otherwise treat them as less than his equals. That, and he's half demon, s ...more
Seth Skorkowsky
Sep 29, 2015 Seth Skorkowsky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
In Armageddon Bound, God and the Devil have called a truce and agreed to leave the world. Now, fifty years later, all the angels and demons left abandoned have broken into factions. Some are chiseling out their own heavens or hells, trying to regain what was lost. Others are seeking to drive the world into Armageddon, believing that it will either give them godly power or appease their absent masters into returning. What stands between mortals and these forces is DRAC (Demonic Resistance and Con ...more
Carl Alves
Jun 13, 2012 Carl Alves rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Armageddon Bound is the first book in the Demon Squad series featuring Frank “Triggaltheron” Trigg and his demonic and angelic cohorts where the fate of the world is at stake. Frank Trigg is a prototypical anti-hero, the nephew of Lucifer. Frank spurned his uncle’s offer to became the anti-Christ and now spends his time battling demons and stemming Armageddon. In Armageddon Bound, the demon Asmoday makes an alliance with the angel Gabriel. Frank works for DRAC (think Homeland Security battling s ...more
Roberta
Nov 06, 2011 Roberta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this novel in a giveaway hosted by http://bastardbooks.blogspot.com


One day God and Satan got bored of humans and decide to leave then and the rest of creation to themselves.

Angels, demons and humans remained behind. Some demon adapted and become criminals, some decided to pursue Armageddon. An organization called DRAC that has the purpose to prevent Armageddon had been created. Now a demon seems to have found a way to destroy the world.

Frank is an half demon, even if his half demon part
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Mia
Jul 13, 2014 Mia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Triggaltheron, or Frank Trigg as he prefers to be called, is the half-devil, favorite nephew and chosen heir of Lucifer. He has the thoughts of a grumbling, whiny, pervy, masturbatory teenager. He even has constant lascivious fantasies about his angel-cousin, Scarlett. Before anyone starts getting offended and registers a protest, Trigg is a --say it with me-- devil. D-E-V-I-L. Of course he will embody self-interest, malice, mischief, violence and lust. He is, however, more than all these unidea ...more
Geoff
Mar 15, 2013 Geoff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two stars for paranormal urban fantasy without romance.
One more for the good (not great, but solidly good) writing.
One more star for the total amount of FUN this was.
Great read.
There were a few things a good copy-edit and proofread could have picked up, but I was having so much fun with the characters that I didn't care.
I will definitely be reading more in this series.
Gary Olson
Oct 12, 2011 Gary Olson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dark urban fantasy is a subgenre I've grown a taste for in recent years. Life in a packed city environment seems tailor made for stories mixing dark urges, tension, suspense, action, and the right amount of humor. Simon R. Green and Jim Butcher have both successfully mined this territory in their respective series (The Nightside series and the Dresden Files). Now Tim Marquitz has done the same, unleashing a fast, furious, and compelling story in the opening volume of his Demon Squad series.

I en
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Jack
Jul 30, 2014 Jack rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recent-reads
I just finished this novel (couple days read) this not really my first "urban fantasy" of so many out there so I cant compare to others... I really enjoyed this book , you are dropped right in the middle of an on-going battle for survival in the "real" world of wizards demons and angels: vampires goons zombies ect.
This is a non-stop action filled novel picks you up and keeps going till last page, love the main character relate him similar to Joe pitt' if your familiar with charlie huston's seri
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Vix
Aug 13, 2013 Vix rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, so we have Demons & Angels warring out; the normal Armageddon stuff!
However, thrown into the mix are some interesting "half-bloods", family complications, a SN agency protecting us humans and, oh, God & Lucifer have gone on hiatus!
If you like fist fights, sword fights, gun fights, boiling blood and purulent boils.... this will tickle your fancy.
Yes, I do sort of agree with some of the lower star reviews in the continuous beginner fight moves from a 500yr old Demon are a bit daft, plu
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Jake
Mar 20, 2014 Jake rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, horror
This is a fantastically fun read!

From the first page as 'hero' Frank is getting pounded on by some meaty goon named Marcus D'antello, Tim's clever narration pulled me in quickly. It was everything it promised to be - gritty, engaging, and non-stop story-telling. Well worth the paperback cost, an absolute steal on Kindle or Nook.

Why 5-stars? All my reviews are personal. All of them are based on how the artist conveyed their story and how I received it. This one hit me at a time when I was waiting
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Dave
Jun 05, 2012 Dave rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't really review books. Normally I keep my opinions to myself and allow anyone that might read my reviews an opportunity to spare themselves from the suffering, but this book deserves a little bit of a review.

In short this book, and the series as a whole, is just plain fun. Frank Trigg, just doesn't take himself all the seriously and doesn't expect you to either. The world created by the author explains itself well and allows the reader to join in the fun. Angels, demons, vampires and a who
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Jenn
Jan 12, 2013 Jenn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After God and the Devil leave, all the supernaturals: Angels, demons, vampires, and wizards fight each other-for or against Armageddon-- including the D. R. A. C. squad, which isn't as cute as it sounds, no glitter, promise. Trigg, is a member of DRAC, and strictly against the big climax, seeing how he turned down a cushie job with his Uncle Lucifer long ago, so the end of the world for him would really suck. The showdown between the warring factions is violent, fast-paced, twisted and funny as ...more
Tyson
Mar 02, 2010 Tyson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My review here
Lyndi
Can I just say this sounds like something starring Vin Diesel?

"Better luck next time, humanity." ROFLMAO
AH
Review to come...
Kitvaria
Though I won't read the rest of this series, I still give it four stars. It was a very entertaining story, with lots of humor, and an interesting plotline.

The one star missing is for the main character thinking and behaving like a 15 year old high on hormones, and thinking about boobies most of the time. There's plenty of phrases like this:

"Back home I stumbled inside, manacles in hand. Certain they'd come in handy at some point, I stashed them where they would be the most useful; he bedroom.
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C.T. Phipps
Jan 17, 2016 C.T. Phipps rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I'm a big fan of the independent book scene, both for personal as well as professional reasons. I like it when a book series manages to catch on with the public eye despite not being a product of the larger system. This is why I loved Wearing the Cape, Time of Death: Induction, The Regulators, and Confessions of a D-List Supervillain.

I confess to having not explored the indie urban fantasy scene as well as I should have, however. Intrigued by the fact the Demon Squad series has over eight book
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Elizabeth Robbins
An excellent amalgamation of witty humor and despicable violence, this first book in a series is addictive and intelligent. If you tossed Dogma and Donnie Darko into a cement mixer, you might come close. masterfully narrated by Noah Michael Levine (one of my personal favorites) there's plenty of action, tears, affrontery,and seriously awesome imagery, it's impossible not to love this series, no matter what your genre preferences are!
Steve Caldwell
Oct 24, 2015 Steve Caldwell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a big fan of this author, having read books in most of his other series, and even having beta read a couple for him. That being said, I read this before I even knew who he was. It is an excellent start to the series, Starrring the Devils's favorite nephew, who is part of an organization trying to keep the supernatural forces of the world, mostly angels and Demons, in check after God and Lucifer decide to depart for parts unknown and abandon the Earth. Shockingly, The arch Demons and angels ...more
Rob
...Armageddon Bound is an entertaining but somewhat light read. The concept of God and Lucifer raises some interesting questions that could have given the novel a bit more depth. How does the knowledge that nobody is listening to your prayers any more influence religious communities for instance? We see angels and devils trying to bring about Armageddon but no ordinary humans seem to have any role in the conflict. It seems to me there is material for some interesting social developments and perh ...more
Christy Thornbrugh
Really good book fast read as it was hard to put down. If you love Supernatural stuff and lots of auction with a some funny and a little sexy. They so called tough guy that gets his butt kick and your rooting for him to get up and keep going and he some how really dose kick butt , then you have to buy this book. It is a great read. I am on my way to buying #2 in this series i have to read more of frank
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Tim Marquitz is the author of the Demon Squad series, the Blood War Trilogy, co-author of the Dead West series, as well as several standalone books, and numerous anthology appearances including Triumph Over Tragedy, Corrupts Absolutely?, Demonic Dolls, Neverland's Library, Blackguards, and the forthcoming That Voodoo Hoodoo, That You Do and No Place Like Home.

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